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"Nothing more rapidly inclines a person to go into a monastery than reading a book on etiquette. There are so many trivial ways in which it is possible to commit some social sin."

—Quentin Crisp (b. 1908) British author

 

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VIDEO: One-minute World News 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:21:18 GMT 
    Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.


VIDEO: Fire headcam shows home alone rescue 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:19:08 GMT 
    Fire fighters in Fresno, California save three children from a burning apartment.


VIDEO: Ex Greek PM: 'My conscience is clear' 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:26:47 GMT 
    Former Greek PM George Papandreou tells Newsnight he does not feel guilty about signing up to austerity


VIDEO: 'Holodeck’ recreates crimes in 3D 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:31:47 GMT 
    Researchers have developed a virtual reality system that recreates crime scenes as virtual worlds.


VIDEO: 'I had to survive to tell the world' 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:12:29 GMT 
    Kitty Hart-Moxon survived two years as a prisoner at the infamous Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz. She spoke to Witness about how she coped.


Could Greece prompt wholesale change in Europe? 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:15:15 GMT 
    The triumph of Syriza in Greece could lead to renewed tensions - and widespread political change - across Europe, says Mark Mardell.


Afghan economy stagnates amid political deadlock 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:25:43 GMT 
    Four months after the inauguration of a new president, Afghanistan is still without a government and could face zero growth in 2015.


Carney attacks German austerity 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:50:10 GMT 
    In saying that the eurozone will only thrive again if there is a fiscal union, the governor of the Bank of England is in effect criticising Germany for not spending and borrowing more to support weaker eurozone countries.


Obama, Apple and the tax issue 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:33:34 GMT 
    The astonishing success of technology giant Apple raises again the issue of where it pays its taxes.


Saudi Arabia and an uncertain future 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:28:57 GMT 
    BBC editor Jawad Iqbal


VIDEO: What is the wind chill factor? 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:07:56 GMT 
    BBC Weather's Peter Gibbs explains the science of wind chill.


What does Kim Jong-un really want? 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 02:49:23 GMT 
    Expert witnesses offer insight into the ambitions of the enigmatic North Korean leader.


Argentina's spy agency in the crossfire 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:47:47 GMT 
    Few tears will be shed in Argentina for the disbanding of the country's hated intelligence agency, writes BBC Mundo's Veronica Smink.


'Dippy' makes way for blue whale 
  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 00:15:01 GMT 
    London's Natural History Museum is re-modelling its entrance, moving out the famous Diplodocus skeleton and moving in the bones of a blue whale.


Seattle star repeats himself again 
  Wed, 28 Jan 2015 20:25:13 GMT 
    Seattle Seahawks star Marshawn Lynch answered every reporters' question on Wednesday with, "You know why I'm here".
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